Sensing the light environment in plants: photoreceptors and early signaling steps

  title={Sensing the light environment in plants: photoreceptors and early signaling steps},
  author={V. C. Galvāo and C. Fankhauser},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  • V. C. Galvāo, C. Fankhauser
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • Plants must constantly adapt to a changing light environment in order to optimize energy conversion through the process of photosynthesis and to limit photodamage. In addition, plants use light cues for timing of key developmental transitions such as initiation of reproduction (transition to flowering). Plants are equipped with a battery of photoreceptors enabling them to sense a very broad light spectrum spanning from UV-B to far-red wavelength (280-750nm). In this review we briefly describe… CONTINUE READING
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